Barcelona's 2-0 defeat; Valverde: I Had To Rest Messi

Ernesto Valverde does not regret the decision to rest Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi,  despite their 2-0 loss to Sevilla in the Copa ...



Ernesto Valverde does not regret the decision to rest Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi,  despite their 2-0 loss to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.


Barcelona fell to a 2-0 first leg defeat to Sevilla, with goals from Sarabia and Ben Yedder, creating a hill for the Catalans in the return leg.

Barcelona were without Messi in that encounter and Valverde insists he made the right decision to rest the Argentine.

“I do not regret it. It is what I had to do,” Valverde told a news conference.

Asked if he would play a stronger team in the return leg, Valverde said he was unsure, with Barca facing a trip to Girona on Sunday before Sevilla’s visit three days later.

“We have to wait. Today I made changes. I thought it was the best and when you change, you know that you risk,” he said.

“And when you win you’re right and when you lose you’re not.

“There is an important game on Sunday that we want to win and we will think about the return.”
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